Kids’ Tennis Club in Bethel

The Bethel Recreation Board is sponsoring Kids’ Tennis Clubs, a program that allows kids of all ability levels to sample tennis in a fun and interactive way. Kids are introduced to tennis in a supervised, open-play setting, in a social atmosphere where all kids are invited to join in on the fun. The program will […]

Source to the Sea gets underway

Over the course of nearly 170 miles, hundreds of paddlers will paddle down the Androscoggin River during the 19th annual Source to the Sea (S2S), which this year is scheduled for July 11 through August 10. The S2S will begin with an evening paddle at the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, north of Errol, N.H., continue […]

Mollyockett Treasure Hunt underway

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The Mollyockett Treasure Hunt: Find the Treasure by Geocaching! Mollyockett was a Pequawket Indian who lived among and befriended the early settlers of Western Maine. Second only to her medical reputation as the great “Indian doctress,” was Mollyockett’s fame as a storyteller. She was a welcomed guest at many homes, and some of her tales […]

Forest Lodge tours offered (Louise Dickinson Rich)

On Saturday, July 19 the Upton Historical Society is sponsoring a daylong tour of Forest Lodge and the Winter House where “We Took to the Woods” was written by Louise Dickinson Rich. The tour includes round-trip transportation and a delightful box lunch prepared by the Upton Ladies Aid complete with drink and dessert. See exquisite […]

Western Maine Red Sox strong in first season

The 2014 Western Maine Red Sox club celebrates with its Andy Valley League Regular Season Championship trophy, and each player holds his individual Andy Valley League Tournament Runner-Up trophy.

In its inaugural season, the Western Maine Red Sox majors club (ages 10-12) went undefeated during the regular season at 16-0 against eight other teams in the Androscoggin (Andy) Valley League from Poland, Minot-Hebron, South Paris, Mechanic Falls, Oxford, and Norway. This was just the second undefeated regular season in the league’s 24-year history, following […]

‘Tar Wars’ winner


Carol Emery from River Valley Healthy Communities presents Caroline Siekman, Crescent Park fourth-grader, with the first place regional Tar Wars winner certificate for 2014. Her poster with the slogan ‘ Being Tobacco Free is the Healthy Living Key’ was chosen out of more than 100 posters from fourth graders from area schools. Caroline also wins […]

Woodstock plans first gazebo concert

Carl Vee at the Woodstock gazebo.

Woodstock’s gazebo will host its first entertainment event July 5 when singer Carl Vee brings his guitar to play songs from decades past. Vee approach Town Manager Vern Maxfield with the idea and Maxfield liked it. The gazebo was donated to the town two years ago by the Chase family. Vee, a Bryant Pond resident, […]

Clem Worcester honored in Hanover

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CLEM WORCESTER HONORED IN HANOVER-Clem Worcester receives a plaque from Selectman Frank Morrison in appreciation for his loyal service and dedication to the Town of Hanover as he retires from his long-held position as Town Clerk. A gathering in honor of Mr Worcester was held last Wednesday evening, June 18, under the Picnic Pavilion near […]

Listening politely


Upton residents Kenny Gibbons and Billy the dog listen to discussion at last Thursday’s Upton Town Meeting. Gibbons tended Billy while the dog’s owner, town Treasurer Deborah Judkins, asked and answered questions.

‘Does anyone actually have a cow?’

Joann Grohman signs her book.

By AMY CHAPMAN “Does anyone here actually have a cow?” Joann Grohman asked her audience at Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Science Center. “Anyone thinking about having a cow? No? Well, I’m sure you’ll all be thinking soon about having a cow.” Grohman was in Bethel recently to speak about “The Changing Nature of Farming” and her […]